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Oven-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Turkey

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 4 hr 50 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Add Southwestern flavors to your dinner table with this spicy roasted turkey - perfect for a Thanksgiving party.

Ingredients

1
turkey-size oven bag
1
whole turkey (16 to 20 lb), thawed if frozen
5
teaspoons chili powder
4
teaspoons kosher (coarse) salt
2
teaspoons ground cumin
2
teaspoons ground coriander
2
teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
4
teaspoons grated lime peel (from 2 medium limes)
1/4
cup vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 325°F. Prepare oven bag as directed on package.
  • 2 Discard giblets and neck from turkey or reserve for another use. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients except gravy. Rub oil mixture over entire turkey, inside cavity and under skin on breast. If desired, cut up 1 to 2 of the limes and place in cavity.
  • 3 Place turkey in oven bag. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone.
  • 4 Roast 4 hours to 4 hours 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 165°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted. Remove turkey from oven; let stand 15 minutes before carving. Reserve drippings if making gravy. Garnish with lime slices and fresh cilantro, if desired.
  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 325°F. Prepare oven bag as directed on package.
  • 2 Discard giblets and neck from turkey or reserve for another use. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients except gravy. Rub oil mixture over entire turkey, inside cavity and under skin on breast. If desired, cut up 1 to 2 of the limes and place in cavity.
  • 3 Place turkey in oven bag. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone.
  • 4 Roast 4 hours to 4 hours 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 165°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted. Remove turkey from oven; let stand 15 minutes before carving. Reserve drippings if making gravy. Garnish with lime slices and fresh cilantro, if desired.

Expert Tips

If you’re serving a smaller crowd for Thanksgiving this year, try a turkey breast instead. Simply halve the rub ingredients and follow the instructions included with the oven bag for roasting time.

If you like spicy foods, try adding 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) to the rub ingredients or using hot chili powder.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
Calories from Fat
330
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
57%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
255mg
85%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
88g
88%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 12 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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